Laboratory Technologist


Laboratory Technologist 
Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands, Olam Services B.V.

The role
Ofi is looking to recruit a laboratory technologist at our Koog aan de Zaan location. The person will be involved mainly in plant science projects, aiming to understand what drives cocoa bean quality and how it impacts our products and processes. The position will offer diversity in tasks and opportunities to work autonomously and to contribute initiatives. 

Reporting into the Head of Plant Science, the position has the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, executing, analyzing and reporting on experiments performed in the laboratory;
  • Developing, writing and updating laboratory protocols;
  • Supervising interns in experiments and analysis;
  • Interacting with Olam teams in cocoa origin countries and external research groups in exchanging data and samples;
  • Developing and maintaining a database of samples and reagents;
  • Participating in common tasks, related to laboratory operations and maintenance;
  • Participating in the development of innovations through plant science, in collaboration with R&D and Product Development teams.

The candidate
For this position we are looking for a candidate who:

  • MSc in biological sciences, biochemistry or equivalent; 
  • 1-3 years of laboratory experience; 
  • Experience with analytical chemistry is a plus;
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis of results from laboratory experiments
  • Fluent in English, oral and written;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office;
  • Good communication, autonomous and flexible.

Are you the Laboratory Technologist we are looking for?
If you are interested in this role and connect to the aforementioned profile, we will be pleased to see your application and CV via the application form. For more information about the vacancy you can contact us via + 3188-5678 323.

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